Simple steps to purify the toxins you can’t see.
We know that water is critical to our health and that our bodies are composed of over half water. In our toxic world with continually emerging news of contamination, we may be wondering what’s hiding itself in this clear liquid, what it’s doing to our bodies, and if there are any safe sources left.
Most of us would cringe at the prospect of drinking jet fuel, yet depending upon your location, your water supply can be overflowing with invisible poisons like lead, chloramine (which has replaced chlorine as the major disinfectant in municipal water systems), pharmaceutical drugs, Teflon-like chemicals (PFOA), gasoline additives—and yes, even perchlorate, the chemical name for jet fuel. These are but a few of the potentially lethal impurities found today in water.
All in all, scientists have identified more than two hundred industrial chemicals and neurotoxins in our environment that have been linked to cancer, genital deformities, lower sperm count, obesity and diminished intelligence.
A Long Time in the Making
Research strongly implies that each of us has endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our bodies. Babies now being born are “pre-polluted” due to their parents’ exposure to environmental toxins. In fact, research has found that no baby in three decades has been born without exposure to such toxins in the womb.
Science is revealing that these chemicals are going beyond endocrine disruption and disrupting almost every hormone system, including progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid. And these chemical exposures can impact your exquisitely sensitive hormonal system at levels much lower than previously thought.
In short: we are all lab rats in a real-world, uncontrolled, largely unchecked experiment as a result of the widespread use of chemicals.
Unfortunately, cleaning up the chemicals that pollute our environment and then infiltrate our bodies is not so simple.
In fact, it is pretty tricky because most industrial chemicals are not tested for safety before they are put on the market, leaving us in the dark on where to begin in uncovering their singular—not to mention combined—detrimental effects. Worse, the negative impacts aren’t always obvious, but evolve silently but slowing and surely over the long term as silent epidemics.
The phrase “pure water” has far wider implications today than it did a few decades ago, when you simply used your sense of smell and taste to separate the good from the bad. Some of the most dangerous modern day pollutants are invisible and without taste. Today we need to know where our water comes from and how it’s been treated.
Take Purification into Your Own Hands
All of this is why you must take back control of your own health. The good news is that making simple lifestyle changes can reduce your and your family’s exposure to contaminants.
A great place to start is to ensure that you have clean water easily on hand so that you don’t drink from a questionable source in a moment of thirst. You can accomplish this simply by remembering to keep purified water with you. Keep a glass bottle in the fridge at all times (stainless steel from China can be contaminated with lead), and always bring your own water when out exercising, running errands, meeting with friends, or traveling.
Now, you may be wondering where to get purified water in the first place.
My recommendation for water treatment is to use the CWR Crown Ultra-Ceramic filter. This is the most effective water filter system available. The filter is made of ultrafine ceramic with pores so small that they trap bacteria, parasites, and particles down to 0.8 microns in size. Unlike some other filter systems, this system does not create an environment for bacterial growth inside itself, and it can be cleaned. A fluoride filter is also available.
The CWR Crown Ultra-Ceramic filtering method consists of three stages. In the first stage, the tiny pores in the ceramic remove bacteria, parasites, rust, and dirt. The second filter stage is composed of high-density matrix carbon, which reduces chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals. In the third stage, a heavy-metal-removing compound reduces lead and copper.
Laboratory results indicate that the proprietary blended filter is effective in removing atrazine and glyphosphate, two common chemicals used in agriculture. The results show that the filter removes greater than 90% of atrazine from water, and also tested very well in reducing glyphosate and other pesticides. The key is in providing enough layered filtration levels to be effective.
One advantage of the CWR Crown Ultra-Ceramic filter over water distillation is time; it can take up to six hours to distill a gallon of water. An advantage over reverse osmosis systems is that the CWR Crown Ultra-Ceramic filter doesn’t waste water, while reverse osmosis systems use three gallons to produce one gallon of drinkable water. The CWR Crown Ultra-Ceramic filter retains its maximum effectiveness for up to 1,200 gallons of water.
In fact, on average, a family of four would need to change the filter only once a year. The ceramic cartridge can also be removed at any time and given a light scrubbing.
I highly suggest implementing these filters into your home to regain the purity and peace of mind that once used to be synonymous with those 8 daily glasses.